Deseret Peak Climber's Log

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browng73 - Aug 31, 2015 1:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2008

Nicely Quiet  Sucess!

Climbed with my 10 year old son (who is now 17). Awesome hike, and not nearly as busy as the Wasatch trails.


Highpointer1837 - Aug 8, 2015 5:47 pm Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2013

One of my favorite hikes.  Sucess!

Got snowed off this mountain my first time, so I made another attempt about a week later. I have to say out of all the places I've hiked in Utah this is one of the best. The views of the salt flats are amazing. Deseret is a hidden gem.


edge - Jul 23, 2015 12:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2015

Fire Away  Sucess!

Climbed up South Willow to the top of Deseret Peak with a couple of my friends. Lots of thunderclouds in the sky but luckily none really got us, just a little hail in sections. The big highlight of the hike was seeing a massive explosion and the subsequent mushroom cloud in Dugway from the summit. After that we went down Pockets Fork. A really fun day!

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jul 13, 2015 7:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2015

2 Peaks  Sucess!

With Francis Peak

rileypeper - Feb 5, 2015 9:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2014

Vastly Underrated Hike  Sucess!

Great hike! Took the loop route. There was great variety there. Trip Report at


SabineInUtah - Nov 11, 2014 5:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2012

Willow Creek Loop  Sucess!

Climbed with RB and Spud, the dog. Very hot temps on the descent. Amazing views of the desert. Only saw two other climbers. Reached the summit by 10 am, one of my earliest in the day.


x4wheeling - Nov 7, 2014 8:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2012

solo hike

Did as loop. Side trip to a lake. Saw some golden eagles up close.


oldgoatwasatch - Sep 6, 2014 4:04 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2014

Deseret Peak - Monolith of the Stansbury Mntns.  Sucess!

I used to hike Deseret Peak regularly when I was young, but this was the first time as an old man. The weather was perfect and I was alone on the mountain except for a couple of blue grouse, some grouse hunters, 5 deer and a hiker going down near the bottom.


sharpa - Jul 12, 2014 5:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2014

Loop  Sucess!

Great weather. Lots of traffic on the summit. There was only one sad patch of snow on the trail at the saddle before dropping into Pockets Fork.


seano - May 29, 2014 2:36 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2014

Left twin couloir  Sucess!

Blundered my way to the base of the couloir, then took a welcome boot-pack up the slush. After enjoying the seagulls on the summit, continued to "South Willow" before descending near the other trail. Trip report.


kingchas - Dec 3, 2013 6:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2010

#1  Sucess!

I am attempting to climb all of the Ultra-prominence Peaks of the 48 States in my lifetime. This was my first mountain to complete. I left salt lake at 8 am and returned home at 9 pm. A full day but a beautiful mountain. I did not see one other person on the entire trail. Not complaining.


ddempsey1080 - Oct 18, 2013 1:02 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2013

Welcome Back Mr. Winter

We attempted the South Willow route but we weren't prepared for the amount of snow we ran into. No fun to hike in wet boots! Around 9,000 feet there was a little over a foot. We're going to try tomorrow (10/19/2013) with the correct gear. I'll give some feedback on the conditions tomorrow afternoon.


yadahzoemtn - Sep 2, 2013 10:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2013

Nice Trip  Sucess!

9/02/13: Great trip, Thanks Chris! Enjoyed the day.
9/14/13: With Brewster, Miko and Nala. Somehow managed to miss the rain.
10/21/16: Went over and tagged South Willow as well.
09/08/17: Went over and tagged South Willow as well.


CalamityJane - Aug 5, 2013 1:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2013

Rattle My Bones  Sucess!

Can you say that my nose was in heaven. From top to bottom, I had much to smell and tall grasses and wildflowers abounded for me to prance through. I was a bit disappointed I couldn't put my rock climbing skills into play here, but the views were spectacular. I was so happy to find water when we were trailblazing down Dry Lake Fork. Much needed cooling and drink. Towards the end I seemed to anger something that was on the trail, for it ran away and rattled at me. Who couldn't love someone named Calamity?


utahguy058 - Aug 4, 2013 12:26 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2013

V is for Vendetta  Sucess!

Ten years ago I tried to summit this mountain only to become very ill on the saddle that drops to Antelope Canyon. Ten years later, another day of sickness. However when reaching the cold and windy saddle, I was determined that this mountain wouldn't thwart me again. We came back down the north side and dropped down through a saddle before Pockets Fork and came down Dry Lakes Fork. This entailed bushwhacking, but had beautiful views of Deseret and gorgeous streams. I wanted to vomit the entire way down. So glad to have done it though, and found a nice rattlesnake back near the trailhead. A rating for you Deseret. I'll be back to ski your couliers.


abrennalinerush - Aug 3, 2013 8:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2013

Pretty day, gorgeous view.  Sucess!

I got covered in burrs, some blisters attempting to break in new shoes, and stung by a bee. Pretty par for the course, as far as my luck goes. A lovely time on Deseret nonetheless! (Maybe stay on the trail, though... bushwhacking is not much fun.)


Brita - Jul 8, 2013 9:25 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2013

Nice Loop  Sucess!

I was worried about there being too much snow still on the mountain and we ran into some up South Willow but it wasn't too bad. We lost the trail for a bit and it was windy cold at the saddle, but everything got better after that. There were some nice views from the top. It was cool to be able to see farther west since I haven't climbed many mountains not in the Wasatch front.
We took the Pockets Fork route back down and I really enjoyed it. It was runnable and was gorgeous with tons of wild flowers and little waterfalls. This lower part would be fun to do even with little kids or people who like smaller hikes. It felt like an oasis in the desert.


runbyu1 - Jul 1, 2013 3:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2012

Go up Pockets Fork  Sucess!

We ran up South Willow and down Pockets fork. I echo what another climber said...If I could do it over again, I would definitely go the other way. The Pockets Fork route is FAR more beautiful and really would have been great to enjoy on the way up. It would also be a much better climb than a descent if you are running. We lost the trail for quite a while due to some snow on the way up the South Willow route and so did everyone else we ran in to.
That said, I was VERY impressed with this mountain...I had low expectations for some reason and they were far surpassed. This mountain has a lot of variety and it was fun climbing up and even more fun sliding down the snow! It was a beautiful day with great wildflowers, a lot of greenery and variety, and a great mountain!

MAero - May 25, 2013 5:56 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2013

Too early  Sucess!

Tried the Willow Creek route but it was way too early in the year. Hit snow at just below the second creek crossing in the canyon. Should have started earlier because postholing was a problem all the way to the summit. We tried traversing on the rock where possible, which helped.

The Pockets Fork route looked like it had less snow from the top but without knowing the condition of the headwall we decided to glissade down the way we came. Next time I would definitely wait for late June or early July.


jamesmc2 - May 14, 2013 11:14 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2013

Spring corn on Deseret  Sucess!

Spring ski of the Twin Coliours with summit of Deseret. Climbed the eastern col and skied to the top. Skied down the westernmost col which gets more sun. Great day about 6 hours car to car.

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